Buckner is listed as active for Saturday's game against Buffalo.
While Buckner's status was previously unknown due to an ankle injury suffered in mid-December, the defensive tackle will suit up for Saturday's wild-card matchup. The 26-year-old posted 58 tackles (37 solo), 9.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in the regular season.
Buckner (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card matchup in Buffalo, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Buckner hasn't yet missed a single game due to the ankle injury that's plagued him since mid-December, and he'll no doubt do everything in his power to suit up for Indianapolis' first playoff tilt. The starting defensive tackle began the week with back-to-back missed practices but managed to log a limited session Thursday.
Buckner (ankle) was a non-participant on the Colts' estimated injury report Tuesday.
The 26-year-old has battled the ankle issue over the past few weeks but has yet to miss a game due to the injury. Buckner should be on track to play Saturday at Buffalo if he can return to practice in the next couple days.
Buckner (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
Buckner has played through his lingering ankle injury in back-to-back games, so as long as he's able to resume practicing Thursday or Friday he should have a good shot to suit up Week 17. Through 14 games this season, Bucker has already notched 7.5 sacks.
Buckner (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The 26-year-old missed the first practice of the week due to the ankle issue, but he showed enough as a limited participant Thursday and Friday to avoid the questionable tag. Buckner had three sacks despite playing only 51 percent of the defensive snaps last week against the Texans.
Buckner (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.
Buckner's the reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his three-sack effort against Houston, but he may have picked up an ankle injury at some point during that dominant performance. It's also possible he's getting more of a load management day after a busy Sunday, so Buckner's participation, or lack thereof, in practice Thursday and Friday should help paint a clearer picture regarding his availability for Sunday's matchup with the reeling Steelers.
Buckner had four tackles (three solo), three sacks and one forced fumble during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans.
Buckner set a new single-game career high with three sacks, one of which created a key takeaway from Deshaun Watson in the first quarter of Sunday's divisional win. The 26-year-old earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance, small recompense to make up for being a Pro Bowl snub. Through 13 games in his first season with the Colts, Buckner has 52 tackles (33 solo), 7.5 sacks, one defended pass and a pair of forced fumbles.
Buckner (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Texans.
Buckner shook off the injury that held him back during the practice week. The 26-year-old will start at defensive tackle, aiming to pressure Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and slow down running back David Johnson. Through 12 games this season, Buckner has produced 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
Buckner (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Texans, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Buckner surfaced as a limited participant on the injury report Thursday. The 26-year-old defensive tackle downgraded to non-participation Friday, signaling that he's trending in the wrong direction for the Week 15 divisional bout. Due to a stint on the COVID-19 list this season, Buckner missed his first game in four years, but he otherwise rarely sits out. If that trend breaks, Tyquan Lewis and Taylor Stallworth will both see significant increases in playing time.
Buckner (ankle) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.
The specifics of the ankle injury remain unclear, but it's certainly not a good sign that Buckner was an add to the injury report Thursday. The Oregon product has been strong in a starting role this season, racking up 48 tackles (30 solo), 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble through 12 games. If Buckner were to miss Sunday's game against Houston, both Tyquan Lewis and Taylor Stallworth would be in line for an uptick in snaps.
Buckner posted four solo tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.
Bucker sat out in Week 12 while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he registered a season high in sacks upon return to the lineup. The 26-year-old defensive tackle has now posted 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks through 11 games. He's within reach of the 7.5-sack mark he put up for the 49ers in 2019.
The Colts activated Buckner (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.
Buckner missed last week's loss to the Titans, but he's now cleared all necessary protocols and will be eligible to rejoin teammates. That puts Buckner on track to re-enter the starting lineup in Houston on Sunday.
Buckner is on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test result, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Buckner landed on the COVID-19 list earlier this week, but he won't be available Sunday against the Titans now that a positive test has been confirmed. He could be back for Week 13 if he clears the league's virus-related protocols. Tyquan Lewis should receive another start at defensive tackle for the Colts.
Indianapolis announced Wednesday that Buckner has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
This news means that Buckner has either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who has. If he is forced to miss Sunday's game against Tennessee, it will be a blow to a Colts defensive line tasked with slowing down Derrick Henry.
Buckner had three total tackles, 1.5 sacks and four QB hits in Sunday's win against Minnesota.
After a mediocre output in his first game with the Colts last week, Buckner was back to the dominating form he showed last season with the 49ers.
Buckner had six total tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
While Bucker didn't have a terrible game, he didn't make a big impact in the pass rush, considering the Colts allowed Gardner Minshew to complete 19 of 20 passes. Bucker should have more impressive games after his offseason trade to the Colts.
The Colts have traded a first-round pick to the 49ers in exchange for Buckner, who has already signed an extension with his new team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Bucker's presence in Indianapolis will provide a significant upgrade to the Colts' defensive front, and his extension makes him the second-highest paid defensive tackle in league history, behind only the Rams' Aaron Donald.
Buckner recorded 62 tackles (34 solo) with 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a defensive touchdown in 16 games this season.
Buckner saw his sack total take a step back from the career-best 12 he posted in 2019, but a revamped edge rush -- after barely having any at all -- absorbed some of the sacks the defensive tackle was forced to gobble up last year. The 25-year-old remains one of the league's best interior linemen, but a sack total closer to 2019's total can be expected with so many threats on San Francisco's front four.
Buckner recorded six tackles (four solo) and a sack across 54 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Buckner now has 6.5 sacks on the year, which is third-best on the team. He'll now shift his focus to Sunday's showdown with the Saints, who have only allowed 21 sacks on the season.
Buckner generated two tackles and one sack during Monday's 36-26 victory over the Cardinals.
Buckner was a force who frequently needed to be double-teamed against a weak Cardinals offensive line. He's now up to five sacks on the year and will look to build on that total in Week 12 against a solid Packers offensive line.
|Sun 09/13||@ JAC||L 20-27||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/20||vs MIN||W 28-11||1||2||3||1.5||0||0||0||1|
|Sun 09/27||vs NYJ||W 36-7||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ CHI||W 19-11||1||2||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||@ CLE||L 23-32||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs CIN||W 31-27||4||1||5||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ DET||W 41-21||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs BAL||L 10-24||2||3||5||0||0||0||1||0|
|Thu 11/12||@ TEN||W 34-17||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs GB||W 34-31||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ HOU||W 26-20||4||0||4||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ LV||W 44-27||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs HOU||W 27-20||3||1||4||3||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 12/27||@ PIT||L 24-28||1||1||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs JAC||W 28-14||3||1||4||2||0||1||0||0|
|Sat 01/09||@ BUF||L 24-27||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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